A Folkloristic Study on the Folk Songs That Reflect Nature
Keywords:folk literature, folklore, folk song, nature
This article traces nature in the folk songs being concerned with why folk song creators associate their songs with nature. The study drew its firsthand data by doing field research in Arghakhanchi and the researcher has used folkloristic concepts to analyze the given folk songs. The folkloristic study on them shows that the folk singers of the given locality use nature for two purposes. One purpose of using nature is to produce rhyme in the songs with the objects of nature. This may be called a surface level association. The second one is to associate the subtle layers of their ideas and feelings that they pass through in their life with the virtues and qualities of the things of nature. As a result of this, their creation becomes dense with different virtues and tastes of images and symbols. Of course, human beings feel lively and energetic when they are close to nature. Since there is constant original link age of human beings with natural properties like earth, water, fire, air, and ether, they find and feel nature as the essential inspiring factor for both their life as well as their creation that is very often filled with various wonderful facets of nature.
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